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Evangelical Free WillPhillipp Melanchthon's Doctrinal Journey on the Origins of Faith$
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Gregory Graybill

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199589487

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589487.001.0001

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(p.3) 1 Introduction
Evangelical Free Will

Gregory B. Graybill

Oxford University Press

Philipp Melanchthon's understanding of the will's role in justification changed over time. This book traces the evolution of that change throughout the course of Melanchthon's theological career, 1519–60. It is proposed that the reason for Melanchthon's change was neither the persuasiveness of Erasmus, nor the influence of philosophical metaphysics, but rather the internal dynamics of his own theology when played out in a pastoral context.

Keywords:   free will, Erasmus, philosophy

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